A GRAND MEMORIAL OF THE UNIVERSITY CENTENNIAL.
At the Alumni Banquet during the recent celebration of the Univer-
sity Centennial it was resolved by the Alumni present to erect on the
Campus a splendid building- of handsome and imposing architecture to
mark the ending of the first century of the University's life, and to
stand as a perpetual memorial of the gratitude and affection of her sons.
This building will not only servo as a stately memorial, but will also
supply a genuine and pressing need of the University. The basement
and first floor of the building will be occupied by the lecture-rooms,
laboratories and store-rooms of the Departments of Physics and Electri-
cal Engineering, and also by the University Administrative Offices, to-
wit, the President's, Registrar's, and Bursar's.
The second and third floors will be equipped for recitation and lecture-
rooms for all the Departments of the University; and will be constructed,
arranged and furnished after the very best models, thus concentrating
in one building all the teaching of the University, and devoting the
other buildings exclusively to dormitory purposes. The plan of mixing
in the same building rooms for instruction and for student occupancy
has been abandoned by all progressive institutions as being inconvenient
and disagreeable to both teachers and students.
The construction of Alumni Hall will practically add a new dormitory
building to the University equipment; for, by withdrawing the lecture
and recitation rooms from the present buildings, enough space will be
gained to furnish dormitories for eighty additional students. This in-
crease of dormitory accommodations is greatly needed; for already nearly
one hundred students are forced to find rooms in the village.
In the construction of Alumni Hall the rooms on the second and third
floors will be arranged with the purpose of converting them at each com-
mencement into sleeping-rooms, sitting-rooms and reception-rooms for
the Alumni, thus making Alumni Hall an Alumni Home. On the walls of
the public reception-room will be inscribed on tablets of bronze the
names of all the donors to the fund for the erection of the Hall.
The following subscriptions have already been made :
Julian S. Carr $3,000
Class of 1868, through Paul B. Means 2,000
Thomas M. Holt 1,000
Geo. T. Winston 1,000
Class of 1880, through T. H. Battle (hopes to raise $2,000) 1.000
Class, of 1882, through C. W. Worth (hopes to raise $2,000) 1,000
Class of 1886, through N. H. D. Wilson 600
D. G. Worth 500
Hill Burgwyn 500
Bennehan Cameron 500
W. A. Guthrie 500
Class of 1888, through E. M. Armfield 500
Class of 1885, through Julian S. Mann 500
Class of 1881, through C. D. Mclver. R. W. Winborne
and J. Y. Joyner (hope to raise $1 ,000) 500
Class of 1887, through R. N. Hackett 500
Class of 1889. through Geo. S. Wills 500
Class of 1878, through Arthur Arrington 500
Class of 1 893, through Perrin Busbee 500
Class of 1895, through H. H. Home 500
W. P. Shaffner. Henry Johnson, Hugh Miller $100 each
(hope to raise $1 ,000 for the class of 1890) 300
F. D. Winston $100, John and James Manning $100 (hope
to raise $500 for the class of 1879) 200
Class of 1879 promised 200
Jos. A. Holmes 200
The following $100 each: R. H. Lewis, R. H. Battle, B.
A. Capehart (hopes to raise $1,000 from class), Thos.
S. Kenan, Jas. E. Shepherd, B. F. Grady, Paul B.
Barringer (for class of 1842, in memory of his father),
A. W. Haywood, E. Jones, Jos. B. Batchelor, C. C.
Covington, E. P. McKissick, Jas. Parker, Prof. F. W.
Simonds, Prof. W. D. Toy, Prof. Wm. Cain, Wm. R.
These subscriptions were made on the basis of promises by the Alumni
present at Hie Bamqvet. ll is hoped and expected that further (xmtribvtions by
correspondence and otherwise will secure from each class a subscription of at
least $ 1,000 — insuring a total sum of not less than $50,000.
She undersigned were appointed by the Alumni Association a commit-
tee to raise the money and erect the building. It is their purpose, as
soon as $30,000 is subscribed, to secure from leading architects in New
York, Philadelphia and Chicago designs for the Hall, offering at least
$500 for the best plan submitted. The granite quarries of Mt. Airy and
the brown and gray sandstone quarries near the University will furnish
handsome and cheap building materials.
As soon as enough subscriptions are made to justify the committee in
awarding the contract for the erection of the building, they will call for
payment of the first installment of each subscription. This will proba-
bly occur in about six months from this date. All subscriptions will be
paid to the Hon. R. H. Battle, Treasurer of the University, Raleigh,
North Carolina. Full details of the plan of payment are contained in
the enclosed note. Subscribers may pay the full amount at once, if they
so desire, to Mr. Battle.
Alumni of the University and friends of higher education everywhere
are cordially and earnestly invited to cooperate in this movement for the
expansion of the University.
EDWIN A. ALDERMAN,
FRANCIS D. WINSTON,
June 15. 1S95.
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